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I'm a level I "sports performance certified" USAW coach, and I train, and work as a trainer at Asheville Strength and Conditioning, a great little gym here in Asheville, N.C.

I work with clients who want to get strong and fit, and am especially happy with helping older or detrained individuals.

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CrossFit Asheville WODS • December 28, 2009, at 11:01 am

Back Squat and Gone in Sixty Seconds

I began a new six week full training cycle this morning, my first “work week” back after the baby. Yael was nice enough to let me go off to the 8:40 am class at CFA: Back Squat (heck yeah!) and “Gone in Sixty Seconds.”

Training Cycle: Week 1/6 (Work Week)
Running Hiatus Week 4/8
No Alcohol Month 1/5
Diet: Flexible-Paleo-Zone
(Blocks: 20-22 pro, 50-58 fat, 16-19 cho)
First WOD of this Week

The WOD: Back Squats and “Gone in Sixty Seconds”

Too little time for a detailed blog entry this morning. We did a cool warm-up with Randy (details later, maybe Wednesday this week). Then, some calisthenics, which I slacked on.

Dale and I did back squats together. We did work sets, and used about 78% of my 1 Rep Max, or 145 lbs.

Results: 7 x 95 / Work Sets 5 x 5 x 145 lbs.

Volume: 4,290.

Good work volume! This felt solid. Later: I realized that 145 lbs is only 5 lbs less than my current “5 rep max!” and is 5 lbs more than 4/5 of the sets I did two weeks ago when working on my back-squat 5 RM. Today’s volume was more than 36% more than that session’s volume. I am definitely improving in this lift.

Gone in Sixty Seconds is a fun WOD:

3 Rounds of:
40 seconds max rep pull-ups
20 seconds rest
40 seconds max rep ball slams
20 seconds rest
40 seconds max rep kettlebell thrusters (45/35lbs)
20 seconds rest
40 seconds max rep ball slams (14/10lbs)
20 seconds rest
1 minute rest
Post total reps and modifications to comments.

Round Pull-Ups Ball Slams (12#) KB Thrusters (35#s) Ball Slams
1 13 30 7 27
2 11 27 9 24
3 12 29 10 28
totals: 36 86 26 79

Result: 227 reps, no bands, 12 lb. med ball, 35 lbs. kettlebells

Fun day!

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hi mom!